Democrats Plan to Cut Out GOP in Final Health Care Negotiations

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    House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses.



    WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Democrats intend to bypass traditional procedures when they negotiate a final compromise on health care legislation, officials said Monday, a move that will exclude Republican lawmakers and reduce their ability to delay or force politically troubling votes in both houses.

    The unofficial timetable calls for final passage of the measure to remake the nation's health care system by the time President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, probably in early February.

    Democratic aides said the final compromise talks would essentially be a three-way negotiation involving top Democrats in the House and Senate and the White House, a structure that gives unusual latitude to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

    These officials said there are no plans to appoint a formal House-Senate conference committee, the method Congress most often uses to reconcile differing bills. Under that customary format, a committee chairman is appointed to preside, and other senior lawmakers from both parties and houses participate in typically perfunctory public meetings while the meaningful negotiations occur behind closed doors.

    In this case, the plan is to skip the formal meetings, reach an agreement, then have the two houses vote as quickly as possible. A 60-vote Senate majority would be required in advance of final passage.






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    And then the lying asswipes will swear to god and grehound there was "bipartisanship." :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Well, in truth they will stick with the same mantra.

    The GOP didn't contribute any ideas. It is always interesting to see to conflicting statements like that and the SR-MSM will report it with a straight face.

    Lock them out and then blame them for not contributing any ideas. Only in liberal land.
     
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    Why bother with them when they made it clear from the get-go they wanted to derail this legislation entirely? When you bring kids to the grown-up table and all they want to do is throw food and disrupt the meal, you send 'em away.





    How's that "Obama's Waterloo" comin' along, Sen. DeMint?

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    In other words......






    ...good.


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    but but but just watch the lying asswipes swear to god and grehound there was "bipartisanship." :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Let this be the place we post all declarations of "bipartisanship beginning Jan. 18th.. Whatyssay? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    So exactly how is putting the kiddie table in charge going to fix anything?
     
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    So? They just want to drag their feet on this like they have everything else. I'm sick of this particular bunch of obstructionist Republicans. Maybe the voters are as well.
     
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    were is all the transparentcy that was promised to us, out the window with Hope and Change?
     
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    Aren't these the same Democrats that complained about 1-party rule during a few years when Bush was President? (And even then, the Republicans didn't have the majority that the Democrats have now.) Isn't 1-party rule great, especially when these politicians are going against the will of their constituents?
     
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